México unemployment rate report includes data for each state and thirty-three metropolitan cities according to INEGI's latest 2018 quarterly survey published in February 13, 2019.

In this page you will find current information and up to date official unemployment rate by Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía INEGI (National Institute of Statistic and Geography) that is a self-governing federal government agency dedicated to coordinate the National System of Statistical and Geographical Information of México.

The INEGI is the institution responsible for performing national population census and gathers other national demographic and economic data and serves as a leading source of information about México’s people and economy. These accountabilities include the quarterly occupation and employment national survey that reveals the rate of unemployment for each state, thirty-two metropolitan cities and the whole country.

MÉXICO UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY STATE AS OF THE FORTH QUARTER OF 2018

STATE 3rd. Quarter 2017 4th. Quarter 2017 1st. Quarter 2018 2nd. Quarter 2018 3rd. Quarter 2018 4th. Quarter 2018
National 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.2
Aguascalientes 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.3 3.7 3.2
Baja California 3.0 2.7 2.1 2.7 3.1 2.2
Baja California Sur 4.6 4.1 3.7 3.5 4.1 3.7
Campeche 4.0 3.4 2.6 3.3 3.6 3.5
Coahuila 4.2 3.7 4.1 4.1 4.8 3.6
Colima 3.7 3.5 3.4 2.6 3.2 3.7
Chiapas 3.0 2.5 2.0 2.9 2.9 3.5
Chihuahua 2.4 2.6 3.9 3.4 3.1 2.2
Mexico City 5.2 4.6 3.7 5.1 4.6 5.1
Durango 3.8 3.3 4.3 3.7 5.0 4.1
Guanaguato 2.8 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.8
Guerrero 1.4 1.6 1.2 0.8 1.5 1.2
Hidalgo 2.2 2.6 2.4 2.4 3.1 2.1
Jalisco 3.2 2.9 2.3 3.0 3.1 2.5
Estado de México 4.4 4.0 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.8
Michoacán 2.6 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.4 2.5
Morelos 2.6 2.4 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.1
Nayarit 4.1 3.6 3.4 4.1 4.7 3.6
Nuevo León 4.0 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.5
Oaxaca 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.4 1.6 2.0
Puebla 2.8 2.5 2.1 2.6 3.0 2.5
Querétaro 4.1 4.6 3.2 3.9 4.3 3.7
Quintana Roo 3.3 3.1 2.6 2.6 2.6 3.1
San Luis Potosi 2.5 2.3 2.9 2.4 2.5 2.1
Sinaloa 3.9 3.5 2.4 3.7 3.4 3.1
Sonora 4.0 3.6 3.2 3.6 4.2 3.9
Tabasco 6.9 6.9 7.6 6.4 7.1 7.9
Tamaulipas 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8
Tlaxcala 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.3 3.8 4.0
Veracruz 3.2 3.9 2.8 3.3 3.3 2.7
Yucatán 2.5 1.7 2.0 1.5 2.1 1.5
Zacatecas 2.6 2.6 3.6 2.5 3.0 2.4

Source: INEGI as of 2/13/2019

 

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY CITY AS OF THE FORTH QUARTER OF 2018

METROPOLITAN AREA
3rd. Quarter 2017 4th. Quarter 2017 1st. Quarter 2018 2nd. Quarter 2018 3rd. Quarter 2018 4th. Quarter 2018
Acapulco 1.8 2.4 2.2 1.7 2.1 2.0
Aguascalientes 3.6 3.5 3.9 3.5 3.6 3.2
Campeche 4.0 3.3 3.0 3.6 3.8 3.6
Cancún 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.8
Chihuahua 3.9 3.5 4.2 3.7 4.0 4.0
Colima 4.1 3.9 3.7 2.9 3.9 4.5
Cuernavaca 2.9 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.8
Culiacán 3.3 3.6 3.0 3.7 3.8 3.0
México City, Metro 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.8 4.4 4.5
Durango 4.5 3.9 4.8 4.1 5.2 4.7
Guadalajara 3.9 3.1 2.6 3.3 3.4 2.9
Hermosillo 4.7 3.7 3.4 3.3 4.4 3.8
La Paz 5.3 3.2 3.9 3.5 3.7 3.6
León 4.2 3.6 4.0 3.7 4.5 3.7
Mérida 3.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 3.1 2.0
Monterrey 4.0 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.5
Morelia 3.3 3.6 3.3 3.8 4.5 3.7
Oaxaca 3.3 2.9 2.9 2.5 2.9 2.2
Pachuca 4.5 3.8 3.3 3.8 4.1 2.7
Puebla 4.2 3.8 3.1 3.7 4.3 4.0
Querétaro 4.1 4.4 2.4 3.9 4.4 3.9
Saltillo 4.6 3.9 4.1 3.6 4.5 4.1
San Luis Potosí 3.5 2.9 3.3 2.8 3.9 2.0
Tampico 4.9 5.2 4.6 4.5 5.2 4.1
Tepic 3.8 3.4 3.7 3.8 4.1 3.7
Tijuana 2.9 2.0 1.9 2.9 2.8 2.1
Tlaxcala 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.9 4.3
Toluca 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.9
Torreón 0.0 4.5 5.2 4.4 5.0 3.8
Tuxtla Gutiérrez 5.9 5.1 4.3 5.1 5.7 4.8
Veracruz 5.4 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.0 4.8
Villahermosa 7.9 5.6 7.3 6.7 6.9 7.1
Zacatecas 3.9 3.0 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.6

Source: INEGI as of 2/13/2019